Saturday, June 6, 2009

House For Sale

Oh man are we tired! We spent the last five days getting our house staged and ready to put on the market. We stayed up until about 1:30 last night finishing up all of our little projects... then we woke up at 5:25 to catch our 8am flight to San Diego. I just took a much needed nap and I feel much better! Not to mention that San Diego is sunny and about 70 degrees :).

Without further ado.. the fruits of our labor:

Staging the house was so fun! I tried to tone everything down, and eliminate as much clutter as possible.

I love the way this simple arrangement turned out.



I bought some pretty blue napkins to offset the black and white in the dining room.

We rearranged our bedroom furniture and put the "H" on the wall.

Nothing new in the nursery...

We turned the upstairs office into a cozy kids room. It would've been fun to paint the walls and add a cute lantern lamp that hangs from the ceiling, but we're just trying to sell our home, not win decorating awards. It was really hard for me to reign myself in and not be a perfectionist.

I took a lot of stuff off of the bookshelves... AND you can see a sneak peek at the old sewing room which is now an office/art room. I LOVE it.

I stole a bunch of ideas from a page I tore out from a Pottery Barn catalogue a long time ago. I knew it would come in handy!



Nothing else is new..

We're excited to see what kind of interest we get in our home. We think it's pretty special :)

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

beautiful home! I would totally buy it if I lived there. :)

andd I love your style, simple, elegant & copmletely comfortable at home.

Sarah S said...

lovely. as always.

kati said...

where do i sign? ;)

Briana said...

Wow...you should be on one of those staging shows on HGTV ;) Beautiful, and I too would buy it if I lived anywhere even remotely close to TN. Do you remember what the paint color is that you used in the sewing room?? Is it the same one in your kitchen? We are looking for a good color for our bedroom and I really like that one!

Molly W. said...

I have loved watching you decorate your house, JJ -such lovely style. I'm sure its bittersweet to leave, best of luck in whats to come!

shindylahoe said...

You did an amazing job! we are going to love having you out here in california! If you are still praying about where you are supposed to be we could always use a ton of help up here in Humboldt county.

JoC. said...

jj, i REALLY REALLY want to move to the south...and i am! at the end of the year. To alabama. but i'm trying REALLY hard to go up to nashville once we get married. annnnd your house would be PERFECT! i'm so interested, but by the time i move up there, your cute home will most likely be taken :(

Anita <>< said...

WOW -- gorgeous home!
Kept scrolling to your previous blog, and it was like seeing "before" and "after" photos!

Praying the place sells quickly!
blessings,
Anita <><

Following Forward said...

if we were looking in Nashville, I'd take it! So cute!

Grammy said...

Dave and JJ...congrats on all your hard work!! Your house looks amazing and praise God that He blessed you both with enough energy to get so much done is such a short amount of time. Now all that is left is the hard part...praying for it to sell! We are praying with you.

Sanna said...

I love every single bit of it. Too bad I live far away. We are looking for a house and cute cottages like yours a re hard to find in Germany. Good luck with the sale!

Elisabel said...

amongst many other things, I totally love the painting of the VW Bug! It's cool! Good luck! and God bless!

Christine said...

I would snatch it up in a heartbeat. It's so charming. Wonderful job at creating a cozy home. It feels so fresh and inviting.

Sleepless Stitch said...

So beautiful!! It should sell right away!!! At least that is what I am praying for you all!

- Sarah :-) said...

I LOVE your home!! If we could move to Nashville I'd definitely make an offer. We are in HUGE need of a backyard and your house looks like the perfect size for our little family. Best of luck in selling and relocating!!

Charree said...

Your house is beautiful. And I am with everyone else about buying it if I lived there. I just love your kitchen.

Have a blessed day!
~Charree

.heather.a.clayton. said...

wow, I would buy your house in a heartbeat

Beth Miner said...

JJ, do you have a link to the listing? We're moving to Nashville in the near future...

Newport Beach Realty said...

Nice House!!!! Pictures are beautiful and gorgeous and so is its dining room. I would have buy it if I would be the native of San Diego.
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